Changes to state legislation expanding parameters for sexual assault and molestation claims, including claims against public entities, may be possible in the wake of recent high-profile incidents.
Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation to significantly extend the time period for reporting sexual abuse or molestation claims, including language that could affect statutory immunity and tort cap protections for public bodies.
Michigan's legislative outcomes are worth watching, but the issue is not limited to that state. Pools in several states report sexual abuse and molestation claims are of primary concern and indicate the possibility of related legislative proposals.
To address questions and concerns of its member pools, AGRiP wants to hear from members actively engaged in claims, coverage, litigation, or legislative strategies to address sexual abuse and molestation allegations in the public sector. Members with examples or insight to share, or that want to learn more about the issue, should contact Ann Gergen.